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Family Law Attorney Serving Skokie & Northfield, IL

Skokie area lawyer partners in shaping your family’s future

A family’s deterioration is stressful for everyone. At the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky, we understand there isn’t just one solution to the issues surrounding marital problems, divorce, child custody and child support. With more than 30 years representing North Shore families, we advise, counsel and partner with you to create the best solution for your family’s future.

Providing sensitive, sensible solutions during trying circumstances

Often, when dealing with larger firms in Skokie or Northfield, Illinois, or elsewhere in the Chicagoland area, you are told what is happening with your case, rather than asked how you’d like your case to proceed.

Our experienced attorney serving Skokie, Illinois and the greater Chicagoland area, works closely with you through the Illinois marriage dissolution process if a negotiated resolution is possible, avoiding costly and tumultuous court battles, we take that route. If not, we zealously and aggressively defend your rights in court in the following and other pertinent areas:

  • Divorce
  • Child visitation
  • Allocation of parenting time
  • Asset/debt allocation
  • Child custody
  • Allocation of parental decision-making authority
  • Spousal support/maintenance
  • Orders of Protection

Skilled lawyer offering legal representation in all matters of family law in Skokie & Northfield

Our Skokie family lawyer goes beyond divorce and child custody cases. There are times when you need a skilled attorney who is dauntless in the pursuit of justice and your rights. Our lawyer successfully works with individuals in Skokie and its surrounding communities beyond the scope of divorce proceedings in the following areas:

  • Paternity/legitimization—Family court takes parental support and custody seriously. We work with parents to determine parental legitimacy. For men, this can mean avoiding a lifetime of unfairly paying child support or affording parental rights — such as the ability to claim custody and visitation — to a father. For mothers, determining paternity can garner support for raising your child.
  • DCFS investigations—When Illinois child services interferes or investigates your family, we advocate aggressively through the complex laws to protect your parental rights.
  • Domestic violence—Victims of domestic violence have options and are entitled to legal protection. We can help with orders of protection for you and your family. For parents who are wrongly accused of abuse, we zealously defend you against criminal prosecution and the potential of losing your child custody rights.

Speak with a family law attorney in Skokie & Northfield today

A united family is not always possible. At the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky, our family attorney helps clients navigate legal separation or divorce proceedings. We’re dedicated to the best outcome for you and your family. Contact us today at 847-416-1646 or online to schedule your consultation.

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Paul Chatzky
Founder

About Born in Havana, Cuba, Paul Chatzky is fluent in Spanish and English, enabling him to effectively represent a wider range of individuals and businesses. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and is listed among Illinois Super Lawyers, which is a reflection of his high ethical standards and exceptional legal knowledge. As…

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Deborah E. Chatzky
Paralegal

About Prior to joining the firm as a paralegal, Debbie was employed by major banking institutions as a loan processor and as an executive secretary. Debbie was also employed as an administrative assistant for the Board of Jewish Education. Having majored in Sociology, Debbie graduated from the University of Florida in 1980. Debbie completed her…

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